NOCoE Case Studies

NOCoE Case Studies capture the strategies and practices currently being deployed to advance the TSMO industry and enable TSMO practitioners to save lives, time, and money.

Case studies are developed in partnership with the authoring organization or individual to succinctly transfer knowledge for the effective use by others in the industry.

Many of the case studies come from TSMO Award Submissions. Please be sure to consider submitting your practices for upcoming awards.

Additional case studies focus on academic and industry collaboration models, the 2017 solar eclipse, and other TSMO practices being deployed throughout the country.

A Workforce Shift Toward TSMO

IN THIS CASE STUDY YOU WILL LEARN: Why and how WSDOT shifted its workforce to align with the TSMO goals and delivery. About tools for curriculum, outreach and strategy, and staff development to create a TSMO-focused workforce. The impact the shift had on WSDOT operations and individual career... Learn More

TN DOT Partners with State Universities to Enhance TSMO Research, Communications, and Innovation

IN THIS CASE STUDY YOU WILL LEARN: 1. How the Tennessee Department of Transportation leveraged the resources of universities to enhance TSMO research, communication and innovation in the state. 2. How TDOT and the universities developed strategies for improving standardization of maintenance... Learn More

The Benefit of Collaboration Between Governments and Academic Institutions

IN THIS CASE STUDY YOU WILL LEARN: 1. Oregon State University’s School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science partnered with the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) on more than 50 software development projects. 2. Students offered fresh perspectives and new problem-solving... Learn More

Making a TSMO Program the Lifeblood a DOT

Background The Maryland DOT State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) has become an industry example of how an agency can adapt to a changing transportation environment that fully commits to Transportation Systems Management & Operations (TSMO) principles. The TSMO Strategic Implementation Plan... Learn More

Performance-based Online Prioritization Tool for Signal System Retiming Program

In This Case Study You Will Learn North Carolina utilized statewide probe-based travel time data to inform signal retiming process. The guiding principle for the revised prioritization framework and tool was tying metrics to actionable items. The web-based prioritization tool incorporates travel... Learn More

Incident Management Assistance Patrol (IMAP) Certification

In This Case Study You Will Learn Th e primary services provided by IMAP drivers include the detection of incidents, removal of vehicles and debris from travel lanes, deployment of emergency traffic control, and assistance of stranded motorists. The certification program currently certifies all... Learn More

Florida Department of Transportation Capability Maturity Model Self-Assessment Survey

In This Case Study You Will Learn: The Florida Central Office reorganized from an ITS office to TSMO office in 2015. Florida developed a “crosswalk” for performance measures that shared commonalities between TSMO (recurring and non-recurring congestion) and Capacity (recurring congestion). TSMO is... Learn More

Transportation Systems Management and Operations Strategic Plan

In This Case Study You Will Learn: Three distinct sets of goals were identified around (1)existing work, (2) enhanced or focused work, and (3) via implementation of new strategies. The TSMO plan incorporated connected vehicle pilot projects. Mainstreaming TSMO in all districts was also a major... Learn More

New Jersey Dot TIM Portal

IN THIS CASE STUDY YOU WILL LEARN: The New Jersey DOT and New Jersey State Police have partnered on traffic incident management since 1993, with a formal TIM program created in 2014. The development of the TIM portal not only allowed for a central clearinghouse of information for all agencies... Learn More